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Twice Around the Earth
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CD

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RER CC2 RER CC2
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3/28/2005

"Compiled from source sounds that have been recorded in 81 different global locations, this remarkable new album collapses the planet into a Sargasso Sea of sound. The material was taken from Cutler's daily half hour radio programme for Resonance FM: Out Of The Blue Radio. 'The idea,' he explains, 'was to open a virtual window on to a different soundscape every day; to put the listener for 30 minutes into someone else's ears, somewhere in the world.' 247 contributors sent in 30 minute recordings made in real time at a location of their own choosing, but in the time window of the London broadcast (between 23,30 and midnight GMT). Cutler again: 'These were simple blocks of time whose content was uncontrollable. Contributors could choose where to be and what to be doing, but beyond that, whatever happened, happened.' The three pieces on this CD were made using only this material, unaltered, but organised into complex, self-generating narrative sequences. While relating to the specialised world of sound art and soundscape, these pieces go further: into meditations on listening and hearing; into the helpless drive of the human brain to locate meaning and generate pattern and significance. But also, and mainly, it's a fascinating hour of listening, delivering en route, puzzles, amazing coincidences and, tantalising fragments left unresolved: the earth keeps moving."